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  • Paul Dever
    Reply to: RE [ujeni] news Now will people believee that chopping down trees aids erosion?????? ... Date: 3/28/00 3:46 PM To: Custodian From:
    Message 1 of 21 , Mar 28 11:11 PM
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      Reply to: RE>[ujeni] news
      Now will people believee that chopping down trees aids erosion??????

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      Date: 3/28/00 3:46 PM
      To: Custodian
      From: ujeni@onelist.com
      From: "Christine Chumbler" <cchumble@...>

      Floods Displace 10,000 Households in Malawi

      Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) (Panafrican News Agency, March 27, 2000) - At
      least 30 villages, hosting some 7,000 families, have been flooded in
      Malawi's
      northern boarder district of Karonga, while several villages were also
      affected by
      floods in the central lakeshore district of Nkhota Kota following
      torrential rains
      in the low-lying areas of central and northern parts of the country since
      last
      week.

      Lucius Chikuni, commissioner for Disaster Preparedness, Relief and
      Rehabilitation, said Monday he and his team flew to Karonga Friday for an
      aerial view of the disaster since roads have been completely cut off.

      "Some more torrential rain actually fell while we were there, thereby
      exacerbating the situation," he told PANA.

      Chikuni said three rivers, including the Songwe that acts as the border
      between
      Malawi and Tanzania, bust their banks following the torrential rain. He
      said the
      mainly mud-and-thatch houses dissolved in the water which, in some
      instances,
      reached the window level the houses.

      Police in the area dismissed earlier reports that three people, an adult
      and two
      children, had been swept away although they confirmed several herds of
      cattle
      and other livestock perished. But other reports say seven people were
      missing.

      Ironically, Karonga had been dry since the onset of the rain season in
      December. Agriculture authorities say if the rain continues with the same
      intensity
      it could be good for rice production but bad for other crops.

      Chikuni said his office has contingency plans to intervene in the case of
      drought.

      He, however, added that his office was yet to receive an assessment of the
      Nkhota Kota floods.

      *****

      Muluzi Heads to Libya for Development Talks

      Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) (Panafrican News Agency, March 27, 2000) -
      Malawi's president, Bakili Muluzi, left Monday morning on a three-day
      official
      visit to Libya, where he is expected to hold what officials in Lilongwe
      call
      "development talks" with Libyan leader Col. Moammar Kadhafi.

      National radio said Muluzi's trip was delayed to Monday due to a "technical
      fault" on the plane.

      Presidential press secretary, Alaudin Osman, said the trip was put off for
      24
      hours because the jet sent by Kadhafi delayed in arriving.

      "It was nothing serious, just that the plane sent by Col. Kadhafi arrived
      late and
      the president could not leave immediately," he told PANA.

      Osman said Muluzi is expected to remind Kadhafi about Libya's pledge to
      fund
      agricultural development.

      Libya had earlier promised to send tractors to Malawi.

      Osman said Libya has also promised to fund the construction of low-cost
      housing.

      "Malawi is among the countries in the world that have housing problems, so
      the
      Libyan government has promised to intervene," he added.



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    • Bell, Elizabeth
      And nothing secures your place in the world community like having Libya as an ally. ... From: Paul Dever [mailto:pdever@ml.peacecorps.gov] Sent: Wednesday,
      Message 2 of 21 , Mar 29 4:29 AM
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        And nothing secures your place in the world community like having Libya as
        an ally.

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        From: "Paul Dever" <pdever@...>

        Reply to: RE>[ujeni] news
        Now will people believee that chopping down trees aids erosion??????

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        Date: 3/28/00 3:46 PM
        To: Custodian
        From: ujeni@onelist.com
        From: "Christine Chumbler" <cchumble@...>

        Floods Displace 10,000 Households in Malawi

        Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) (Panafrican News Agency, March 27, 2000) - At
        least 30 villages, hosting some 7,000 families, have been flooded in
        Malawi's
        northern boarder district of Karonga, while several villages were also
        affected by
        floods in the central lakeshore district of Nkhota Kota following
        torrential rains
        in the low-lying areas of central and northern parts of the country since
        last
        week.

        Lucius Chikuni, commissioner for Disaster Preparedness, Relief and
        Rehabilitation, said Monday he and his team flew to Karonga Friday for an
        aerial view of the disaster since roads have been completely cut off.

        "Some more torrential rain actually fell while we were there, thereby
        exacerbating the situation," he told PANA.

        Chikuni said three rivers, including the Songwe that acts as the border
        between
        Malawi and Tanzania, bust their banks following the torrential rain. He
        said the
        mainly mud-and-thatch houses dissolved in the water which, in some
        instances,
        reached the window level the houses.

        Police in the area dismissed earlier reports that three people, an adult
        and two
        children, had been swept away although they confirmed several herds of
        cattle
        and other livestock perished. But other reports say seven people were
        missing.

        Ironically, Karonga had been dry since the onset of the rain season in
        December. Agriculture authorities say if the rain continues with the same
        intensity
        it could be good for rice production but bad for other crops.

        Chikuni said his office has contingency plans to intervene in the case of
        drought.

        He, however, added that his office was yet to receive an assessment of the
        Nkhota Kota floods.

        *****

        Muluzi Heads to Libya for Development Talks

        Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) (Panafrican News Agency, March 27, 2000) -
        Malawi's president, Bakili Muluzi, left Monday morning on a three-day
        official
        visit to Libya, where he is expected to hold what officials in Lilongwe
        call
        "development talks" with Libyan leader Col. Moammar Kadhafi.

        National radio said Muluzi's trip was delayed to Monday due to a "technical
        fault" on the plane.

        Presidential press secretary, Alaudin Osman, said the trip was put off for
        24
        hours because the jet sent by Kadhafi delayed in arriving.

        "It was nothing serious, just that the plane sent by Col. Kadhafi arrived
        late and
        the president could not leave immediately," he told PANA.

        Osman said Muluzi is expected to remind Kadhafi about Libya's pledge to
        fund
        agricultural development.

        Libya had earlier promised to send tractors to Malawi.

        Osman said Libya has also promised to fund the construction of low-cost
        housing.

        "Malawi is among the countries in the world that have housing problems, so
        the
        Libyan government has promised to intervene," he added.



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      • Paul Dever
        Reply to: RE [ujeni] news Durn...got more money for providing tv to people who have no electricity or running water safe to drink... i am getting
        Message 3 of 21 , Mar 30 7:51 AM
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          Durn...got more money for providing tv to people who have no electricity
          or running water safe to drink...

          i am getting cynical...huh???

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          Date: 3/30/00 3:49 PM
          To: Custodian
          From: ujeni@onelist.com
          MALAWI'S Television Unveils Expansion Plans

          Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) (Panafrican News Agency, March 29, 2000) -
          Television Malawi, which marks its first anniversary this coming Saturday,
          has
          plans to cover the whole country before the year is out.

          The station's co-ordinator, Benson Tembo, said Wednesday the television
          channel currently only covers about 70 percent of the country. "We have
          already
          made plans for more transmitters to extend our network to cover the
          remaining
          30 percent," he told PANA.

          However, despite the management's ambitious plans, not many people in
          Malawi
          watch television.

          Tembo said when station started beaming there were only 40,000 TV sets
          among Malawi's population of 11 million. currently the number has
          increased to
          between 80,000 and 100,000 TV sets.

          About 500,000 Malawians now watch television.

          But Tembo said the young station was facing serious financial problems,
          and has
          only three cameras and one editing suit. This makes it difficult to do
          local
          programmes.

          "We currently have relay agreements with Deutche Welle (Germany), BBC
          (UK), CFI (France) and TV Africa (South Africa)," he added.

          The station has 55 hours of broadcast per week of which only 10 hours is
          local
          content.

          Tembo, however, said because it was expensive to make local production, the
          station buys ready-made programmes. He nonetheless said that buying these
          programmes at about 500 US dollars per a one-hour programme is not cheap,
          although it is cheaper than making local productions.

          To offset some of these problems, the station is planning to start issuing
          licences
          to TV owners.

          "We are looking at between 1,500 and 2,000 Malawi kwacha (between about
          34 and 45 US dollars) per year," he said.

          Tembo pointed out that another problem facing station is that there are no
          private companies that can produce commercials since the station itself
          has no
          such capacity.

          The beginning of TV Malawi itself was not without problems. The project was
          mooted in 1996 as a joint venture with TV3 of Malaysia but TV3 abandoned
          the project.

          The Malawi Development Corporation - a government investment arm - took
          over the project.

          Namibian Broadcasting Corporation played a major role in the training of
          the
          staff.

          *****

          US Military Decorates Malawian Soldier in Mozambique

          Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) (Panafrican News Agency, March 29, 2000) - The
          US Air Force has bestowed "The Commander of the Third Air Force Coin of
          Honour" on a Malawian army major for his outstanding performance during the
          multi-national air rescue operation in flood-hit Mozambique.

          According to the Malawi High Commission in Mozambique, Maj. Augustine
          Masamba was decorated by US Air Force Maj. Gen. Joe Wehrley Sunday at a
          ceremony held in Maputo.

          Wehrley also took time to congratulate the entire Malawi Air Wing squad,
          led
          by Maj. P.A. Namathanga, for its outstanding performance during the air
          rescue
          mission.

          Masamba was earlier put in charge of the entire rescue operation which
          included
          the South African Defence Force, US Air Force and other rescue teams from
          Spain, Germany and the United Nations.

          The Malawi army commander, Gen. Joseph Chimbayo, described Masamba as
          a pride for Malawi.

          "You have done every Malawian proud. Even the Commander-in-Chief of the
          Malawi Army (President Bakili Muluzi) is very proud of you," he said.

          The Malawi Air Wing was one of the first, with the South African Defence
          Force, to respond to the distress call by the Mozambican authorities soon
          after
          the deluge in February.

          Two helicopters and crew were despatched alongside relief items delivered
          in
          person by Muluzi's wife, Patricia Shanil.

          *****

          Malawi Arrests German Envoy at Airport

          Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) (Panafrican News Agency, March 29, 2000) -
          Malawi authorities have arrested a German diplomat as he tried to leave the
          country without settling an outstanding debt with his landlord in
          Lilongwe.

          Gunter Pwald leased a house in an upmarket suburb of the capital and
          agreed topaint it afresh the time he vacated it. Painting the house will
          cost at least 140,000
          kwacha (3,200 US dollars).

          But when his tour of duty ended Pwald, a low-ranking embassy official, did
          not
          honour his end of the deal. He was arrested by police Monday at Lilongwe
          International Airport just before his departure.

          His landlord, aware that Pwald had no intention of re-painting the house,
          engaged a lawyer who sought a court order to restrain the diplomat from
          leaving
          Malawi. The lawyer, Rodrick Makono, said he had tried to settle the issue
          out
          of court but Pwald decided to leave Monday, hence his arrest.

          "That's why I went to court on Monday to get the court order," he told
          reporters
          Wednesday.

          The arrest of Pwald has brought diplomatic disquiet between Lilongwe and
          Berlin, with the German ambassador to Malawi, Jurgen Hellner, accusing
          Malawi of violating the Vienna Convention that stipulates that diplomats
          are
          immune from civil litigation in their duty station.

          "According to a provision in the Vienna Convention, Pwald as a diplomat, is
          immune to civil suits because the lease was not in his private capacity,"
          he said.

          But Makono argued that the Vienna Convention protects diplomats when they
          enter deals in their official capacity. He claimed Pwald entered the house
          deal in
          his private capacity.

          Pwald has since been released on bail and the case has been referred to
          court.
          The police confiscated Pwald's diplomatic passport, pending the outcome of
          the
          case.

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          Does anyone have a good enough handle on economics to be able to clarify how World Bank and IMF feels that an uneducated population will be able help itself to
          Message 4 of 21 , Jul 20, 2000
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            Does anyone have a good enough handle on economics to be able to clarify how
            World Bank and IMF feels that an uneducated population will be able help
            itself to eventually prosper or at least economically grow a bit in the the
            future that they seem concerned about???


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            Date: Thursday, July 20, 2000 6:52 AM
            Subject: [ujeni] news


            >Police Break Up Rowdy Student Demonstrations
            >
            > Panafrican News Agency
            > July 19, 2000
            > by Raphael Tenthani
            >
            > BLANTYRE, Malawi (PANA) - Anti-riot police were
            called in Wednesday to break
            > up demonstrations that turned riotous in
            Blantyre as students of the Polytechnic, a
            > constituent college of the University of Malawi,
            protested a massive increase in
            > fees.
            >
            > Margaret Mbilizi, acting deputy registrar of the
            university, had issued a statement
            > according to which student fees in all colleges
            of the University of Malawi had been
            > increased from 1, 500 kwacha (about 27 US
            dollars) to 46,000 kwacha (about 836
            > dollars).
            >
            > She said the increases were in line with
            cost-sharing measures proposed in the
            > 2000/2001 national budget.
            >
            > This did not go down well with the Polytechnic
            students who early Wednesday
            > held an impromptu meeting to discuss the fee
            hike.
            >
            > The deputy chair of the student union, Ekari
            Mbalame, said some students were
            > even unable to the 1,500 kwacha.
            >
            > He added that the new fees would force students
            from poor families to withdraw
            > from the university since the amount was way
            above earnings of most Malawians.
            >
            > "If we allow this to go ahead university
            education in Malawi will only be for the
            > rich," he told PANA.
            >
            > The students have drafted a petition to the
            chancellor, President Bakili Muluzi, to
            > make known their anxiety.
            >
            > But, before delivering the petition, they
            decided to hold a public demonstration to
            > lobby for public sympathy to their cause.
            >
            > The students started marching at around 0900 AM
            (0700 GMT) singing anti-
            > government songs and carrying placards with
            words like "Chikaonda, your ten-
            > point plan cannot work here!!!" referring to a
            document Finance minister Mathews
            > Chikaonda produced as a way of turning around
            the declining economy.
            >
            > Embedded in the now-famous document, which has
            been warmly welcomed by the
            > donor community including the World Bank and the
            IMF, is a clause calling on
            > Malawians to forget government subsidies on
            essential services like education and
            > health.
            >
            > The students, most of them could genuinely not
            hope to raise the 836 dollars per
            > semester considering that the average salary of
            most Malawians is below 55
            > dollars a month, blamed government for adopting
            policies willy-nilly without
            > weighing their implications on the larger
            community.
            >
            > During the demonstration the students disrupted
            traffic in the city's main highway
            > by blocking it with tree logs. They also smashed
            windscreens of two vehicles, one
            > of them belonging to a senior commissioner of
            police.
            >
            > Windowpanes at the university campus were also
            smashed.
            >
            > Anti-riot police fired rubber bullets and
            teargas canisters at the demonstrating
            > students, resulting in injuries.
            >
            > The students later abandoned the demonstration
            and congregated outside the
            > main auditorium waiting for instructions from
            the student leaders.
            >
            > There was also heavy police presence at the
            campus.
            >
            > Mbalame said the students would not abandon
            their mission to present their
            > petition to the authorities.
            >
            > He added that letting the issue to lie would be
            like accepting a lethal injection
            > since most poor students will withdraw from
            colleges.
            >
            > Meanwhile, Mbilizi defended the University
            Council decision to raise the fees,
            > arguing that the institution spends at least
            180,000 kwacha (about 3,273 dollars) to
            > maintain one student in the university per
            semester.
            >
            > "In view of reality that some students will not
            be able to pay the proposed fees,
            > arrangements are being made to establish a loan
            scheme," she said.
            >
            > The scheme, to be administered by an independent
            body, will be deducted from
            > their salaries when they start work," she
            explained.
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          • Paul DEVER
            Hook them all up to the internet, and give each one a solar-poewred laptop since the country obviously does not care about getting electricity (or water) to
            Message 5 of 21 , Jul 20, 2000
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              Hook them all up to the internet, and give each one a solar-poewred laptop
              since the country obviously does not care about getting electricity (or
              water) to every village...

              ----Original Message Follows----
              From: "Weber" <weber@...>
              Reply-To: ujeni@egroups.com
              To: <ujeni@egroups.com>
              Subject: Re: [ujeni] news
              Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 08:14:34 -0700

              Does anyone have a good enough handle on economics to be able to clarify how
              World Bank and IMF feels that an uneducated population will be able help
              itself to eventually prosper or at least economically grow a bit in the the
              future that they seem concerned about???


              -----Original Message-----
              From: Christine Chumbler <cchumble@...>
              To: ujeni@egroups.com <ujeni@egroups.com>; seanconchar@...
              <seanconchar@...>
              Date: Thursday, July 20, 2000 6:52 AM
              Subject: [ujeni] news


              >Police Break Up Rowdy Student Demonstrations
              >
              > Panafrican News Agency
              > July 19, 2000
              > by Raphael Tenthani
              >
              > BLANTYRE, Malawi (PANA) - Anti-riot police were
              called in Wednesday to break
              > up demonstrations that turned riotous in
              Blantyre as students of the Polytechnic, a
              > constituent college of the University of
              Malawi,
              protested a massive increase in
              > fees.
              >
              > Margaret Mbilizi, acting deputy registrar of
              the
              university, had issued a statement
              > according to which student fees in all colleges
              of the University of Malawi had been
              > increased from 1, 500 kwacha (about 27 US
              dollars) to 46,000 kwacha (about 836
              > dollars).
              >
              > She said the increases were in line with
              cost-sharing measures proposed in the
              > 2000/2001 national budget.
              >
              > This did not go down well with the Polytechnic
              students who early Wednesday
              > held an impromptu meeting to discuss the fee
              hike.
              >
              > The deputy chair of the student union, Ekari
              Mbalame, said some students were
              > even unable to the 1,500 kwacha.
              >
              > He added that the new fees would force students
              from poor families to withdraw
              > from the university since the amount was way
              above earnings of most Malawians.
              >
              > "If we allow this to go ahead university
              education in Malawi will only be for the
              > rich," he told PANA.
              >
              > The students have drafted a petition to the
              chancellor, President Bakili Muluzi, to
              > make known their anxiety.
              >
              > But, before delivering the petition, they
              decided to hold a public demonstration to
              > lobby for public sympathy to their cause.
              >
              > The students started marching at around 0900 AM
              (0700 GMT) singing anti-
              > government songs and carrying placards with
              words like "Chikaonda, your ten-
              > point plan cannot work here!!!" referring to a
              document Finance minister Mathews
              > Chikaonda produced as a way of turning around
              the declining economy.
              >
              > Embedded in the now-famous document, which has
              been warmly welcomed by the
              > donor community including the World Bank and
              the
              IMF, is a clause calling on
              > Malawians to forget government subsidies on
              essential services like education and
              > health.
              >
              > The students, most of them could genuinely not
              hope to raise the 836 dollars per
              > semester considering that the average salary of
              most Malawians is below 55
              > dollars a month, blamed government for adopting
              policies willy-nilly without
              > weighing their implications on the larger
              community.
              >
              > During the demonstration the students disrupted
              traffic in the city's main highway
              > by blocking it with tree logs. They also
              smashed
              windscreens of two vehicles, one
              > of them belonging to a senior commissioner of
              police.
              >
              > Windowpanes at the university campus were also
              smashed.
              >
              > Anti-riot police fired rubber bullets and
              teargas canisters at the demonstrating
              > students, resulting in injuries.
              >
              > The students later abandoned the demonstration
              and congregated outside the
              > main auditorium waiting for instructions from
              the student leaders.
              >
              > There was also heavy police presence at the
              campus.
              >
              > Mbalame said the students would not abandon
              their mission to present their
              > petition to the authorities.
              >
              > He added that letting the issue to lie would be
              like accepting a lethal injection
              > since most poor students will withdraw from
              colleges.
              >
              > Meanwhile, Mbilizi defended the University
              Council decision to raise the fees,
              > arguing that the institution spends at least
              180,000 kwacha (about 3,273 dollars) to
              > maintain one student in the university per
              semester.
              >
              > "In view of reality that some students will not
              be able to pay the proposed fees,
              > arrangements are being made to establish a loan
              scheme," she said.
              >
              > The scheme, to be administered by an
              independent
              body, will be deducted from
              > their salaries when they start work," she
              explained.
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            • Rand Wise
              Yes. They don t. A country that can turn the corner to self-reliance will no longer give up its natural resources for a song.
              Message 6 of 21 , Jul 20, 2000
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                Yes. They don't. A country that can turn the corner to self-reliance will
                no longer give up its natural resources for a song.

                At 08:14 AM 07/20/2000 -0700, you wrote:
                >Does anyone have a good enough handle on economics to be able to clarify how
                >World Bank and IMF feels that an uneducated population will be able help
                >itself to eventually prosper or at least economically grow a bit in the the
                >future that they seem concerned about???
                >
                >
                >-----Original Message-----
                >From: Christine Chumbler <cchumble@...>
                >To: ujeni@egroups.com <ujeni@egroups.com>; seanconchar@...
                ><seanconchar@...>
                >Date: Thursday, July 20, 2000 6:52 AM
                >Subject: [ujeni] news
                >
                >
                >>Police Break Up Rowdy Student Demonstrations
                >>
                >> Panafrican News Agency
                >> July 19, 2000
                >> by Raphael Tenthani
                >>
                >> BLANTYRE, Malawi (PANA) - Anti-riot police were
                >called in Wednesday to break
                >> up demonstrations that turned riotous in
                >Blantyre as students of the Polytechnic, a
                >> constituent college of the University of Malawi,
                >protested a massive increase in
                >> fees.
                >>
                >> Margaret Mbilizi, acting deputy registrar of the
                >university, had issued a statement
                >> according to which student fees in all colleges
                >of the University of Malawi had been
                >> increased from 1, 500 kwacha (about 27 US
                >dollars) to 46,000 kwacha (about 836
                >> dollars).
                >>
                >> She said the increases were in line with
                >cost-sharing measures proposed in the
                >> 2000/2001 national budget.
                >>
                >> This did not go down well with the Polytechnic
                >students who early Wednesday
                >> held an impromptu meeting to discuss the fee
                >hike.
                >>
                >> The deputy chair of the student union, Ekari
                >Mbalame, said some students were
                >> even unable to the 1,500 kwacha.
                >>
                >> He added that the new fees would force students
                >from poor families to withdraw
                >> from the university since the amount was way
                >above earnings of most Malawians.
                >>
                >> "If we allow this to go ahead university
                >education in Malawi will only be for the
                >> rich," he told PANA.
                >>
                >> The students have drafted a petition to the
                >chancellor, President Bakili Muluzi, to
                >> make known their anxiety.
                >>
                >> But, before delivering the petition, they
                >decided to hold a public demonstration to
                >> lobby for public sympathy to their cause.
                >>
                >> The students started marching at around 0900 AM
                >(0700 GMT) singing anti-
                >> government songs and carrying placards with
                >words like "Chikaonda, your ten-
                >> point plan cannot work here!!!" referring to a
                >document Finance minister Mathews
                >> Chikaonda produced as a way of turning around
                >the declining economy.
                >>
                >> Embedded in the now-famous document, which has
                >been warmly welcomed by the
                >> donor community including the World Bank and the
                >IMF, is a clause calling on
                >> Malawians to forget government subsidies on
                >essential services like education and
                >> health.
                >>
                >> The students, most of them could genuinely not
                >hope to raise the 836 dollars per
                >> semester considering that the average salary of
                >most Malawians is below 55
                >> dollars a month, blamed government for adopting
                >policies willy-nilly without
                >> weighing their implications on the larger
                >community.
                >>
                >> During the demonstration the students disrupted
                >traffic in the city's main highway
                >> by blocking it with tree logs. They also smashed
                >windscreens of two vehicles, one
                >> of them belonging to a senior commissioner of
                >police.
                >>
                >> Windowpanes at the university campus were also
                >smashed.
                >>
                >> Anti-riot police fired rubber bullets and
                >teargas canisters at the demonstrating
                >> students, resulting in injuries.
                >>
                >> The students later abandoned the demonstration
                >and congregated outside the
                >> main auditorium waiting for instructions from
                >the student leaders.
                >>
                >> There was also heavy police presence at the
                >campus.
                >>
                >> Mbalame said the students would not abandon
                >their mission to present their
                >> petition to the authorities.
                >>
                >> He added that letting the issue to lie would be
                >like accepting a lethal injection
                >> since most poor students will withdraw from
                >colleges.
                >>
                >> Meanwhile, Mbilizi defended the University
                >Council decision to raise the fees,
                >> arguing that the institution spends at least
                >180,000 kwacha (about 3,273 dollars) to
                >> maintain one student in the university per
                >semester.
                >>
                >> "In view of reality that some students will not
                >be able to pay the proposed fees,
                >> arrangements are being made to establish a loan
                >scheme," she said.
                >>
                >> The scheme, to be administered by an independent
                >body, will be deducted from
                >> their salaries when they start work," she
                >explained.
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              • Paul DEVER
                Nor will it continue to pay exorbitant interest rates to pay back loans, or buy products from donor countries...i.e that donor aid is sometimes
                Message 7 of 21 , Jul 21, 2000
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                  Nor will it continue to pay exorbitant interest rates to pay back loans, or
                  buy products from donor countries...i.e that donor aid is sometimes
                  restricted...USAID will give umpteen million dollars, but it must be used to
                  buy US fertiliser and US tractors, etc...



                  ----Original Message Follows----
                  From: Rand Wise <wiserd@...>
                  Reply-To: ujeni@egroups.com
                  To: ujeni@egroups.com
                  Subject: Re: [ujeni] news
                  Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 22:31:30 -0400

                  Yes. They don't. A country that can turn the corner to self-reliance will
                  no longer give up its natural resources for a song.

                  At 08:14 AM 07/20/2000 -0700, you wrote:
                  >Does anyone have a good enough handle on economics to be able to clarify
                  how
                  >World Bank and IMF feels that an uneducated population will be able help
                  >itself to eventually prosper or at least economically grow a bit in the
                  the
                  >future that they seem concerned about???
                  >
                  >
                  >-----Original Message-----
                  >From: Christine Chumbler <cchumble@...>
                  >To: ujeni@egroups.com <ujeni@egroups.com>; seanconchar@...
                  ><seanconchar@...>
                  >Date: Thursday, July 20, 2000 6:52 AM
                  >Subject: [ujeni] news
                  >
                  >
                  >>Police Break Up Rowdy Student Demonstrations
                  >>
                  >> Panafrican News Agency
                  >> July 19, 2000
                  >> by Raphael Tenthani
                  >>
                  >> BLANTYRE, Malawi (PANA) - Anti-riot police
                  were
                  >called in Wednesday to break
                  >> up demonstrations that turned riotous in
                  >Blantyre as students of the Polytechnic, a
                  >> constituent college of the University of
                  Malawi,
                  >protested a massive increase in
                  >> fees.
                  >>
                  >> Margaret Mbilizi, acting deputy registrar of
                  the
                  >university, had issued a statement
                  >> according to which student fees in all
                  colleges
                  >of the University of Malawi had been
                  >> increased from 1, 500 kwacha (about 27 US
                  >dollars) to 46,000 kwacha (about 836
                  >> dollars).
                  >>
                  >> She said the increases were in line with
                  >cost-sharing measures proposed in the
                  >> 2000/2001 national budget.
                  >>
                  >> This did not go down well with the Polytechnic
                  >students who early Wednesday
                  >> held an impromptu meeting to discuss the fee
                  >hike.
                  >>
                  >> The deputy chair of the student union, Ekari
                  >Mbalame, said some students were
                  >> even unable to the 1,500 kwacha.
                  >>
                  >> He added that the new fees would force
                  students
                  >from poor families to withdraw
                  >> from the university since the amount was way
                  >above earnings of most Malawians.
                  >>
                  >> "If we allow this to go ahead university
                  >education in Malawi will only be for the
                  >> rich," he told PANA.
                  >>
                  >> The students have drafted a petition to the
                  >chancellor, President Bakili Muluzi, to
                  >> make known their anxiety.
                  >>
                  >> But, before delivering the petition, they
                  >decided to hold a public demonstration to
                  >> lobby for public sympathy to their cause.
                  >>
                  >> The students started marching at around 0900
                  AM
                  >(0700 GMT) singing anti-
                  >> government songs and carrying placards with
                  >words like "Chikaonda, your ten-
                  >> point plan cannot work here!!!" referring to a
                  >document Finance minister Mathews
                  >> Chikaonda produced as a way of turning around
                  >the declining economy.
                  >>
                  >> Embedded in the now-famous document, which has
                  >been warmly welcomed by the
                  >> donor community including the World Bank and
                  the
                  >IMF, is a clause calling on
                  >> Malawians to forget government subsidies on
                  >essential services like education and
                  >> health.
                  >>
                  >> The students, most of them could genuinely not
                  >hope to raise the 836 dollars per
                  >> semester considering that the average salary
                  of
                  >most Malawians is below 55
                  >> dollars a month, blamed government for
                  adopting
                  >policies willy-nilly without
                  >> weighing their implications on the larger
                  >community.
                  >>
                  >> During the demonstration the students
                  disrupted
                  >traffic in the city's main highway
                  >> by blocking it with tree logs. They also
                  smashed
                  >windscreens of two vehicles, one
                  >> of them belonging to a senior commissioner of
                  >police.
                  >>
                  >> Windowpanes at the university campus were also
                  >smashed.
                  >>
                  >> Anti-riot police fired rubber bullets and
                  >teargas canisters at the demonstrating
                  >> students, resulting in injuries.
                  >>
                  >> The students later abandoned the demonstration
                  >and congregated outside the
                  >> main auditorium waiting for instructions from
                  >the student leaders.
                  >>
                  >> There was also heavy police presence at the
                  >campus.
                  >>
                  >> Mbalame said the students would not abandon
                  >their mission to present their
                  >> petition to the authorities.
                  >>
                  >> He added that letting the issue to lie would
                  be
                  >like accepting a lethal injection
                  >> since most poor students will withdraw from
                  >colleges.
                  >>
                  >> Meanwhile, Mbilizi defended the University
                  >Council decision to raise the fees,
                  >> arguing that the institution spends at least
                  >180,000 kwacha (about 3,273 dollars) to
                  >> maintain one student in the university per
                  >semester.
                  >>
                  >> "In view of reality that some students will
                  not
                  >be able to pay the proposed fees,
                  >> arrangements are being made to establish a
                  loan
                  >scheme," she said.
                  >>
                  >> The scheme, to be administered by an
                  independent
                  >body, will be deducted from
                  >> their salaries when they start work," she
                  >explained.
                  >>
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                • Paul DEVER
                  Wonder how quickly ADMARC will buy it up at rock bottom prices, then sell it later at exorbitant rates????? supply and demand, my friends, supply and demand...
                  Message 8 of 21 , Jul 26, 2000
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                    Wonder how quickly ADMARC will buy it up at rock bottom prices, then sell it
                    later at exorbitant rates?????


                    supply and demand, my friends, supply and demand...

                    lets have the small farmers sell it and save/invest money, or save and sell
                    later the maize...

                    ----Original Message Follows----
                    From: "Christine Chumbler" <cchumble@...>
                    Reply-To: ujeni@egroups.com
                    To: shelley.milstein@...,ujeni@egroups.com, seanconchar@...
                    Subject: [ujeni] news
                    Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2000 10:23:52 -0400

                    Malawi Sees Maize Surplus, Eyes Exports

                    LUSAKA, July 26 (Reuters) - Malawi recorded a bumper maize crop of 2.5
                    million tonnes in the year to June after reaping the benefits of a scheme
                    launched
                    to help small farmers two years ago, industry officials said on Wednesday.

                    Malawi harvested 2.5 million tonnes of white mill maize in the year to June,
                    compared to 2.25 million tonnes the previous year.

                    Both years' harvests are well above the country's annual requirements of 1.7
                    million tonnes, agriculture ministry officials said by telephone from the
                    Malawi
                    capital of Lilongwe.

                    The government credits a "Starter Pack Scheme" it launched for new farmers
                    two years ago for the good maize crop. Some 2.8 million small farmers were
                    given free seed, fertilisers, pesticides and technical support.

                    Foriegn donors have criticised the scheme for cultivating a culture of
                    handouts,
                    but local officials say the plan has had good results, which have spilled
                    over to
                    other areas. Farmers produced 2.78 million tonnes of cassava in 1999/2000
                    compared to 0.89 million tonnes in 1998/99.

                    Malawi and South Africa are the only southern African countries that produce
                    a
                    significant maize surplus, according to the Zimbabwe-based Southern Africa
                    Development Community (SADC) Regional Famine Early Warning Unit.

                    Bina Kakusa, deputy manager of the strategic state-owned Food Reserve
                    Agency (FRA) in Malawi, said exports of Malawi's surplus had already begun
                    with the sale of 20,000 tonnes of white maize to Kenya, whose maize crop has
                    been affected by bad weather.

                    The FRA had also received enquiries about maize exports to neighbouring
                    Zimbabwe and hoped a deal could be reached later this year.

                    "We have received enquiries from Zimbabwe but a final deal has not been
                    agreed," he told Reuters from Lilongwe.

                    Zimbabwe's Commercial Farmers' Union (CFU) has said the country has
                    sufficient maize stocks for its 12.5 million people, although farming
                    continues to
                    be disrupted by militants who have occupied farms since February.

                    Kakusa would not say what price the Kenyans were paying for Malawi's maize.
                    But export costs were higher than to South Africa or Namibia because
                    landlocked Malawi had to transport the maize to Mozambique's port of Beira
                    for shipment.

                    *****

                    Malawi Makes Up For Teachers Killed By AIDS

                    African Eye News Service (South
                    Africa)
                    July 25, 2000
                    by Hobbs Gama

                    LILONGWE (Malawi) - The Malawi
                    government has announced an accelerated
                    teacher training programme
                    after it was revealed that the country had lost at least
                    52 000 teachers to the Aids
                    epidemic.

                    Education Minister Cassim
                    Chilumpha, responding to a United Nations Children 's
                    Fund (Unicef) report on the
                    heavy toll of Aids-related deaths among teachers in
                    sub-Saharan Africa, said
                    drastic steps were needed to make up for the loss.

                    The Unicef report, launched
                    last week in South Africa as part of the 13th
                    International Aids Conference,
                    said education was the sector worst affected by the
                    Aids epidemic.

                    "The loss of teachers is
                    serious; we will have to make sure we maintain a good
                    capacity of teachers," said
                    Chilumpha.

                    The minister said teacher
                    training would be accelerated at the Malawi Counselling
                    and Guidance Centre for Africa,
                    and Aids awareness programmes would be
                    enhanced.

                    Another concern was the growing
                    number of orphans who were dropping out of
                    school after they lost their
                    parents to Aids.

                    Chilumpha said the Ministry of
                    Education, together with Ministry of Health and
                    Population Services and the
                    Ministry of Gender, Youth and Community Services,
                    had recently finalised a
                    strategy to provide community-based care for Aids orphans
                    and to make sure they continued
                    with their education.

                    "Schooling is disrupted when
                    teachers are absent from classes due to illness,
                    death or when a decreasing
                    numbers of teachers have to take large classes," said
                    the Unicef report.

                    It recorded that 860 000
                    children in sub-Saharan Africa had lost their teachers to
                    Aids by last year, with Kenya,
                    South Africa and Nigeria the hardest hit.

                    *****

                    Malawi's Fish Exports Drop By 100%

                    African Eye News Service (South
                    Africa)
                    July 25, 2000
                    by Raphael Mweninguwe

                    BLANTYRE (Malawi) - Over
                    fishing in Malawi's Lake Malawi and Shire River has
                    seen a 100% drop in the
                    country's fish exports in 20 years.

                    The German-funded National
                    Aquatic Resource Management Programme says
                    Malawi exported 2 000 tonnes of
                    freshwater fish in 1980, but that this dropped to
                    just 3 tonnes in 1999 and zero
                    last year.

                    Overall fish landings dropped
                    by 10 000 tonnes, from 78 000 tonnes in the 80s to
                    68 000 tonnes in 1998.

                    The management programme's
                    principal advisor, Dr Uwe Scholz, criticised
                    Malawi's government in the
                    report for not enforcing the new Fisheries Act adopted
                    in 1997.

                    The Act empowers communities to
                    confiscate fishing nets and forbids fishermen
                    from trawling within 1.8
                    kilometres of shores.

                    One commercial fisherman,
                    Ismael Ajida, who owns six boats and whose nets
                    were confiscated, accused
                    certain politicians of illegally trawling for fish.

                    "Government is well aware that
                    most of the fish resources are being depleted
                    because some influential people
                    in government use trawlers in areas where they
                    are not supposed to," he
                    alleges.

                    He said confiscating nets from
                    the poor, only made them poorer.

                    Over 63% of the 11 million
                    Malawians live below the poverty line. Over 200 000
                    Malawians are either directly
                    or indirectly employed in the fishing industry and
                    depend on it for survival.

                    Ajida said the confiscation of
                    his nets threatened the livelihood of 150 of his
                    employees.

                    "Are people going to
                    understand? Why is government not sitting down with us and
                    negotiate these issues
                    properly?"

                    A suggestion that the private
                    sector invests in fish farming and aquaculture to
                    boost production has not been
                    met with enthusiasm.

                    Investors in the country say
                    they are not ready to take up the challenge because of
                    the high cost of establishing
                    and running such a business venture.

                    The World Health Organisation
                    (WHO) recommends that the fish intake per person
                    be 13kg a year and Malawi only
                    produces 9kg per person per year.

                    But since the National Aquatic
                    Resource Management Programme was introduced
                    four years ago, several
                    projects have been introduced aimed at increasing the
                    production of fish in the
                    country.

                    There has seen an increase in
                    certain fish species but the country's most favoured
                    fish Chambo (tilapia rendalli)
                    remains illusive.

                    *****

                    Wrangle Over Malawi's Main Internet Domain

                    Panafrican News Agency
                    July 25, 2000

                    BLANTYRE, Malawi (PANA) - The
                    Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority,
                    a body set aside by an Act of
                    Parliament in 1999, is battling to repossess the
                    national Internet domain it
                    claims has been hijacked by a British-South African
                    entrepreneur.

                    The authority says the
                    British-South African Chris-Cope Morgan registered the
                    national domain - '.mw' - in
                    the name of his private company, InterACESS, but left
                    the country in 1998 without
                    leaving a word on it.

                    Since then no Internet Service
                    Provider in Malawi has been able to connect
                    customers to the domain - '.mw'
                    - said to be the most powerful in the country.

                    "He (Morgan) took advantage of
                    our ignorance and registered the domain in his
                    name because the Malawi Posts
                    and Telecommunications did not see the
                    importance of the Internet in
                    the country. He hijacked it," the authority said in a
                    statement.

                    Its director general, Evans
                    Namanja, said the regulatory authority has since
                    engaged a US-based Internet
                    Assigned Numbers Authority to help it repossess the
                    domain.

                    But Morgan denied ever having
                    hijacked the 'mw' domain.

                    "(The domain) is available to
                    everyone in the country, there are no restrictions, I am
                    surprised Malawians have
                    adopted the impression that the domain was hijacked,"
                    he said.

                    That notwithstanding Internet
                    Service Providers in Malawi say the missing '.mw'
                    domain is affecting Internet
                    service provision in Malawi.

                    Peter Mpinganjira, an
                    entrepreneur who wanted to launch Malawi's third Internet
                    Service Provider - Web and
                    Internet Service Solutions - 14 July, said he has had to
                    delay the launching because he
                    could not establish the domain's administrator.

                    He said after failing to trace
                    the administrator of the '.mw' domain he had to look for
                    alternatives and would now
                    connect to a less powerful domain, 'malawi.com',
                    belonging to another Internet
                    administrator, Dr. Saulos Nyirenda, who runs his own
                    Internet Service Provider
                    called SDNP.

                    "Malawi has only one top-level
                    domain ('.mw') but since a foreigner hijacked it we
                    have to resort to smaller
                    private domains like 'malawi.com' and 'malawi.net (owned
                    by Malawi's first Internet
                    Service Provider, MalawiNet)," Mpinganjira said.

                    '.mw' is hosted in the United
                    States by Tarsus.com.

                    ******

                    Ruling Party Divided Over Muluzi's Alleged Third Term
                    Bid

                    Panafrican News Agency
                    July 25, 2000
                    by Raphael Tenthani

                    BLANTYRE, Malawi (PANA) - Sharp
                    differences have emerged within Malawi's
                    ruling United Democratic Front
                    over suggestions that President Bakili Muluzi has
                    thrown the party in turmoil
                    leading to serious consequences.

                    Billionaire businessman James
                    Makhumula Nkhoma has been dismissed as
                    treasurer general of the party
                    in what party insiders say is the culmination of a
                    long-running power struggle.

                    In a scantly worded statement,
                    the party says Makhumula, a flashy business guru
                    who likes driving himself in
                    his long expensive Cadillac sporting a cowboy hat, has
                    been dismissed in the interest
                    of the party.

                    But party sources say Makhumula
                    was thrown out for disagreeing with some party
                    stalwarts who want Muluzi to
                    run for a third term.

                    Malawi's constitution limits a
                    president to two-five-year terms but in the wake of
                    growing power struggle some
                    party officials are campaigning for Muluzi to run for a
                    third term.

                    "Muluzi is the only unifying
                    factor in the UDF so the majority in the executive has
                    endorsed that he should run
                    again," Dumbo Lemania, a close aide of Muluzi told
                    PANA Tuesday.

                    Lemani has been saying openly
                    for a long time that the UDF has no one apart from
                    Muluzi who can lead the party.

                    "We have endorsed Muluzi
                    whether some people like it or not; if some people think
                    they can be president they are
                    being disloyal to the party," he said.

                    But the party's publicity
                    secretary, Cassim Chilumpha said Lemani's views are
                    personal and do not represent
                    the thinking of the party executive.

                    "The issue has never been
                    discusses because we feel 2004 is a long way away,"
                    he observed.

                    Chilumpha, who is education
                    minister, said Muluzi himself has never brought up
                    the issue. He insisted that
                    even if Muluzi wants to run for a third term, the party
                    cannot put the issue under
                    wraps since a referendum would be required to change
                    the constitutional clause that
                    limits the presidential term.

                    But UDF insiders say the party
                    has been meeting secretly to endorse Muluzi's
                    third term.

                    Billionaire Makhumula is said
                    to be leading a faction that opposes Muluzi's third
                    term, and threatened to resign
                    over the issue several times.

                    Meanwhile, the troubles in the
                    opposition Malawi Congress Party has yet to be
                    resolved.

                    Party supporters in its
                    stronghold in the central region have issued a statement
                    saying the MCP president,
                    Gwanda Chakuamba, should not be dismissed for
                    allegedly mismanaging party
                    property.

                    Chakuamba loyalists, who deny
                    the charges, accuse the party's vice president,
                    John Tembo, of sponsoring what
                    they call a gang of confusionists in the party.

                    *****

                    Zimbabwe Farm Strike Spreads

                    By Angus Shaw
                    Associated Press Writer
                    Tuesday, July 25, 2000; 6:03 p.m. EDT

                    HARARE, Zimbabwe ** At least 230 white farmers quit
                    working and
                    businessmen in a provincial town shut down stores Tuesday
                    in the country's
                    biggest action so far to protest a breakdown in law and
                    order, farm union
                    officials said.

                    Farm strikes will likely spread across the country unless
                    the government
                    stops violence and intimidation by illegal occupiers
                    claiming rights to more
                    than 1,600 white-owned farms, said Tim Henwood, head of
                    the Commercial
                    Farmers Union. Nationwide stoppages would bring the
                    already suffering
                    economy closer to a complete collapse.

                    President Robert Mugabe has described illegal farm
                    occupations as a
                    justified demonstration against unfair land ownership by
                    the nation's 4,000
                    white farmers. The white farmers own about a third of the
                    productive land,
                    where 2 million workers and their families live.

                    As Tuesday's stoppage took hold in and around the town of
                    Karoi, 125 miles
                    northwest of Harare, the union said a local farmer was
                    assaulted by about
                    50 ruling party militants and veterans of the bush war
                    that ended white rule
                    in 1980.

                    The farmer, David Brand, was hospitalized with extensive
                    injuries, including
                    a suspected broken jaw, after the militants beat and
                    kicked him. Neighbors
                    evacuated his wife and baby and an elderly couple from a
                    nearby farm
                    cottage, said Chris Shepherd, a union spokesman.

                    "It's impossible to go on like this. The government must
                    do something before
                    we start up again," Shepherd said.

                    Farmers who closed some businesses submitted a list of
                    demands to police,
                    including the removal of the district police chief in
                    Karoi, whom they accuse
                    of fanning tensions.

                    Farm and civic leaders were also hiring lawyers to sue
                    the police chief,
                    known only as Chief Superintendent Mabunda, for allegedly
                    assaulting a
                    farmer's wife at the police station Tuesday.

                    Mabunda was unavailable for comment, officers at his
                    police station said.

                    Shepherd said witnesses reported Mabunda struck the woman
                    in the face,
                    pushed his finger up her nose and used obscene language
                    while she was
                    being jostled by four other officers. Mabunda allegedly
                    told a crowd outside
                    that he would fight the district's whites, declaring:
                    "we'll give you war."

                    The woman, whose family asked that she not be identified,
                    was being
                    treated for shock.

                    About 170 farms in Karoi and 60 in neighboring Tengwe
                    district, where
                    tobacco and corn is grown, began shutting down their
                    operations Tuesday,
                    Shepherd said.

                    The farmers union, meanwhile, filed a High Court
                    application in Harare for
                    a judicial order to force police, war veterans' leaders
                    and Mugabe to act
                    against law breakers on farms.

                    The government has ignored two previous High Court
                    orders.

                    The work stoppage came a day after a sixth member of
                    Zimbabwe's
                    embattled white farming community was found beaten to
                    death south of
                    Harare following an apparent robbery attempt. Neighbors
                    blamed the killing
                    on an upsurge in crime triggered by illegal farms
                    occupations in their district.

                    Authorities have made no arrests in the killings of the
                    six farmers, Henwood
                    said. The first was committed in March.

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                  • Paul DEVER
                    Nice populist move, but not too effective, given that many of the ...uh...cleints of these working girls were in black mercedes with GM low-numbered plates, at
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                      Nice populist move, but not too effective, given that many of the
                      ...uh...cleints of these working girls were in black mercedes with GM
                      low-numbered plates, at lest at the Lilongwe Hotel, and if you run them
                      ndorrs, they will work indoors, not out...


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                      From: "Christine Chumbler" <cchumble@...>
                      Reply-To: ujeni@egroups.com
                      To: shelley.milstein@...,ujeni@egroups.com, seanconchar@...
                      Subject: [ujeni] news
                      Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2000 10:27:34 -0400

                      Prostitutes arrested in
                      Malawi HIV crackdown


                      By Raphael Tenthani in Blantyre

                      Malawi's President Bakili Muluzi has directed
                      the country's police to arrest any prostitute
                      found loitering on street corners in an effort to
                      slow down the spread of HIV and Aids.

                      In a broadcast on state radio and televsion
                      President Muluzi said that since the health
                      system cannot cope with the AIDS crisis,
                      Malawians must fight the scourge by
                      discouraging the kind of behaviour that helps
                      the spread of the disease.

                      For the first time,
                      President Muluzi also
                      ordered the police to
                      arrest not only the
                      prostitutes but their
                      clients as well.

                      Latest statistics from
                      the National Aids
                      Control Programmes show that at least 14% of
                      Malawi's population is infected by the HIV virus
                      and more than 350,000 people have died.

                      Critics claim the
                      presidential decree will
                      only lead to prostitutes
                      going underground,
                      while others wonder
                      how the police would
                      be able to distinguish
                      between a prostitute
                      and simply a fun-loving
                      woman out to have a
                      good time with friends.

                      But police spokesman
                      Oliver Soko said the
                      police will not only concentrate on sweeping
                      the streets or entertainment joints.

                      Widespread action

                      He said the police will conduct surprise swoops
                      even on the homes of suspected prostitutes to
                      flush them out.

                      All those arrested will be charged under the
                      offence of living on earnings of immorality.

                      Mr Soko added that since Malawian laws do
                      not recognise male prostitutes or
                      homosexuality, male prostitutes would be
                      charged under laws governing "disorderly or
                      rogue conduct".

                      Prostitutes angered

                      Prostitutes themselves have received the news
                      with indignation.

                      Melissa and Regina, both 24-year-old full-time
                      prostitutes who share a room in a township in
                      Blantyre, said the presidential decree was
                      unfair since most prostitutes do not take up
                      the profession for fun.

                      "I will still find a way of soliciting clients even if
                      it means servicing the police officers for free,"
                      said Melissa.

                      Emmie Chanika, a civil
                      rights activist, told the
                      BBC she welcomes the
                      presidential decree
                      since it calls for the
                      arrest of both the
                      prostitutes and their
                      clients.

                      She said the previous
                      fashion of letting the
                      clients go scot free
                      was unfair because "it
                      is the men who create
                      demand".

                      Asked what will happen to those prostitutes
                      who depend on the profession for their living,
                      Ms Chanika said the decree will force them to
                      be creative and find alternative means of
                      survival.

                      The government and several non-governmental
                      organisations are trying to check the spread of
                      HIV, but a combination of poverty and
                      ignorance are frustrating the multi-sectoral
                      efforts.

                      *****

                      Bubonic Plague Stabilises in Southern Malawi

                      BLANTYRE, Malawi (PANA) (Panafrican News Agency, July 26, 2000) -
                      Bubonic plague, which was first reported early June in the southernmost
                      Malawi
                      district of Nsanje, has now stabilised, a local administrator said.

                      George Chitimbe, environmental officer of Nsanje district, said that at
                      least 78
                      people have so far been suspected of having been affected by the disease.

                      "But it is now confinable and there is no cause for alarm," he told PANA.

                      MacLean Sandiyawo, the Malawi/Mozambique boarder post health officer, said
                      he alerted the Nsanje district health officials when he got a report that at
                      least 80
                      people were affected by the disease in the Mozambican town of Dovu, about 30
                      km from the border.

                      "It only took two weeks for the disease to spread to the Malawian side of
                      the
                      border," he said.

                      Bubonic plague, which causes swellings mostly in the armpits and groins and
                      induces malaria-like fever, is a contagious disease spread by fleas found on
                      rodents like rats and mice.

                      Chitimbe said quarantining the affected people mainly controls the spread of
                      the
                      disease. A chemical called Coopex is spread in homes to kill the fleas but
                      where
                      there is no Coopex, communities are encouraged to boil water and pour it in
                      their houses.

                      But community health nurse Melenia Mukongwa complained that quarantining
                      patients sometimes becomes a headache because most of them loathe the idea
                      of abandoning their household duties for a week.

                      "Some people actually run away thereby risking further spread of the
                      disease,"
                      she cited.

                      Mukongwa said patients, who are normally treated with Chloraphenical, are
                      supposed to be observed at a quarantine area for seven days.

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                    • Daniel Dudley
                      Nasser Haider, one of the kids in the kidnapping case was one of my students at Lilongwe Private School. He was not he sharpest tool in the shed so I am not
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                        Nasser Haider, one of the kids in the kidnapping case was one of my students
                        at Lilongwe Private School. He was not he sharpest tool in the shed so I am
                        not surprised that things went sour.



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                      • Paul DEVER
                        Interesting how they arrest the prostitutes for loitering, but do nothing about the johns...can t have one without the other... maybe it has something to do
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                          Interesting how they arrest the prostitutes for loitering, but do nothing
                          about the johns...can't have one without the other...

                          maybe it has something to do with the status of the johns...get the photog
                          there to take pictures of license plates again...
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                        • Daniel Dudley
                          25 million to resettle 21,000 Peasants (what a rude thing to call people)? Sounds a little silly to me. Aren t peasants people who farm the land for the
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                            25 million to resettle 21,000 "Peasants" (what a rude thing to call people)?
                            Sounds a little silly to me. Aren't peasants people who farm the land for
                            the king? Would this be Muluzi?


                            >From: "Christine Chumbler" <cchumble@...>
                            >Reply-To: ujeni@egroups.com
                            >To: shelley.milstein@...,ujeni@egroups.com, seanconchar@...
                            >Subject: [ujeni] news
                            >Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2000 10:19:00 -0400
                            >
                            >
                            >Government Seeks 25 Million Dollars Resettlement
                            >
                            >Panafrican News Agency
                            >August 29, 2000
                            >
                            >BLANTYRE
                            >
                            >The Malawi government plans to ask donors to
                            >provide 25 million US dollars to purchase land for a resettlement
                            >programme to cater for 21,000 landless peasants.
                            >
                            >Henry Juwa, principal secretary at the lands ministry said Tuesday that at
                            >least 14,000 hectares was required for the resettlement programme once
                            >a land reform policy becomes law in October.
                            >
                            >"I am sure we will get the 25 million US dollars from donors," he told
                            >PANA.
                            >
                            >Analysts say Malawi wants to quickly distribute idle land to the landless
                            >to
                            >avoid the Zimbabwe-style land invasions.
                            >
                            >Lands Minister Thengo Maloya said the land distribution exercise would
                            >begin immediately after Parliament passes the country's land reform
                            >policy.
                            >
                            >About 60 percent of Malawi's 10 million people do not have access to land,
                            >and Maloya said the land issue could easily become a "breeding place for
                            >violence" if not tactfully handled.
                            >
                            >The country's best land is concentrated in the tea and coffee growing
                            >areas of the south and is still owned by few estates, most of them
                            >foreign-owned.
                            >
                            >Politicians and well-off Malawians also control the better part of alluvial
                            >land.
                            >
                            >*****
                            >
                            >Opposition Parties Boycott Voter Registration
                            >
                            >Panafrican News Agency
                            >August 29, 2000
                            >
                            >BLANTYRE
                            >
                            >The opposition Malawi Congress Party and the
                            >Alliance for Democracy have called on potential voters not to register for
                            >the forthcoming local government election allegedly because the ruling
                            >United Democratic Front has connived with the Electoral Commission to
                            >rig the polls.
                            >
                            >The registration of voters for the 21 November elections started on Monday
                            >throughout Malawi.
                            >
                            >However, MCP's publicity secretary, James Chimera, told PANA in
                            >Blantyre Tuesday the opposition was against the registration exercise
                            >because the Electoral Commission had not given them enough time to
                            >mobilise their machinery to monitor the exercise.
                            >
                            >He said a letter from the commission last Saturday only informed the MCP
                            >the registration would begin two days later on 28 August.
                            >
                            >"How could we mobilise our monitors for the over 5,000 registration
                            >centres at such a short notice?" Chimera wondered.
                            >
                            >He claimed the opposition knew the Electoral Commission had connived
                            >with the UDF to surprise the opposition so as to give an unfair advantage
                            >to the ruling party.
                            >
                            >Chimera also said the opposition was not comfortable with the date for the
                            >polls, saying no fair elections can be held this year.
                            >
                            >"This date is absurd, unrealistic, unworkable and untenable," he said.
                            >
                            >He said the elections should be held next year, tentatively in April.
                            >
                            >His AFORD counterpart, Dan Msowoya, also said the commission should
                            >call off and reschedule the registration exercise to give the opposition
                            >confidence in the exercise.
                            >
                            >"The commission started the exercise in bad faith," he said.
                            >
                            >But the Electoral Commission has received the opposition call for another
                            >postponement with astonishment.
                            >
                            >The commission's spokesman, Fergus Lipenga, said it was the opposition
                            >that was pushing for the local elections to be held sooner than later.
                            >
                            >"Now what we are saying here are the polls they have started to
                            >back-track." he said.
                            >
                            >Lipenga, who denied the commission was colluding with the ruling party,
                            >said the registration exercise would continue despite the opposition
                            >boycott.
                            >
                            >Malawi has been running without local authorities since the incoming
                            >government of President Bakili Muluzi dissolved all local councils in 1994,
                            >claiming they were being run by cronies of former President Hastings
                            >Kamuzu Banda.
                            >
                            >Since then, the government repeatedly postponed holding the local polls
                            >for lack of funds, until the weekend announcement of 21 November as the
                            >date of the polls.
                            >
                            >According to reports monitored in Blantyre, most registration centres had
                            >recorded not more than 20 people on the first day of the exercise.
                            >
                            >But Lipenga explained that the electoral commission did not expect a lot of
                            >people to register because the exercise was only meant for those who
                            >missed doing so before last year's general elections and those who have
                            >just qualified after they turned 18.
                            >
                            >*****
                            >
                            >
                            >
                            >
                            >
                            >
                            >
                            >Editor Suspended for 'Belittling' Muluzi Story
                            >
                            >Panafrican News Agency
                            >August 30, 2000
                            >
                            >BLANTYRE, Malawi
                            >
                            >The Editor of the Daily Times, one of Malawi's
                            >two dailies, Rankin Nyekanyeka, has been suspended for underplaying
                            >President Bakili Muluzi's story.
                            >
                            >Nyekanyeka's Editor-in-Chief, Mike Kamwendo, suspended him for placing
                            >a lead story titled 'Malawi Police To Serve in Kosovo on 25 August',
                            >instead
                            >of one about the opening of a plastics manufacturing factory by Malawi
                            >President Bakili Muluzi.
                            >
                            >In the suspension letter, Kamwendo said that Nyekanyeka should have
                            >used his judgement to know that the Muluzi story was more important than
                            >the Kosovo one.
                            >
                            >But Nyekanyeka says he still believes his choice was professional.
                            >
                            >"My boss says my choice of the lead for Friday was wrong but I thought
                            >our police to serve in Kosovo was of national importance," he told PANA.
                            >
                            >"For me that was great news for both the government and everybody else
                            >since our police service is getting international recognition."
                            >
                            >Kamwendo refused to shed more light on the issue, saying it is an internal
                            >issue.
                            >
                            >Nyekanyeka's suspension comes three months after the original board
                            >running the paper, appointed by the opposition Malawi Congress Party
                            >(MCP), was fired to pave way to a government appointed one.
                            >
                            >Tony Mita, a former Chief Information Officer under the late President
                            >Hastings Kamuzu Banda who is now one of the board members, justified
                            >Nyekanyeka's suspension, alleging Muluzi's function was to highlight
                            >national interests rather than the Kosovo affair.
                            >
                            >Media organisations have condemned the action, saying it was a move to
                            >muzzle free flow of information and editorial independence.
                            >
                            >The local chapter of Media Institute of Southern Africa or MISA said the
                            >move would intimidate journalists at the paper from working freely.
                            >
                            >
                            >

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                          • Paul DEVER
                            Actually Papa-Dud... Peasant is a legitimate word to describe someone who works the lad. It is derived from the French word paisan , which roughly translates
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                              Actually Papa-Dud...
                              Peasant is a legitimate word to describe someone who works the lad. It is
                              derived from the French word "paisan", which roughly translates as "one from
                              the country <pais>". The similar word is in Italian (Paisano), and Spanish
                              (paisan).


                              The word may actually have become pejorative, but at one time it was quite
                              legitimate, much like other words that are "bad" now, but were perfectly
                              okay back inthe olden days.....right, Don and Cathy???


                              Actually, take a gander at "Midsummer Night's Dream", by ole Bil, and you
                              will see another "bad" word common throughout the play...


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                              From: "Daniel Dudley" <papadud@...>
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                              To: ujeni@egroups.com
                              Subject: Re: [ujeni] news
                              Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2000 20:45:04 MDT

                              25 million to resettle 21,000 "Peasants" (what a rude thing to call people)?
                              Sounds a little silly to me. Aren't peasants people who farm the land
                              for
                              the king? Would this be Muluzi?


                              >From: "Christine Chumbler" <cchumble@...>
                              >Reply-To: ujeni@egroups.com
                              >To: shelley.milstein@...,ujeni@egroups.com, seanconchar@...
                              >Subject: [ujeni] news
                              >Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2000 10:19:00 -0400
                              >
                              >
                              >Government Seeks 25 Million Dollars Resettlement
                              >
                              >Panafrican News Agency
                              >August 29, 2000
                              >
                              >BLANTYRE
                              >
                              >The Malawi government plans to ask donors to
                              >provide 25 million US dollars to purchase land for a resettlement
                              >programme to cater for 21,000 landless peasants.
                              >
                              >Henry Juwa, principal secretary at the lands ministry said Tuesday that at
                              >least 14,000 hectares was required for the resettlement programme once
                              >a land reform policy becomes law in October.
                              >
                              >"I am sure we will get the 25 million US dollars from donors," he told
                              >PANA.
                              >
                              >Analysts say Malawi wants to quickly distribute idle land to the landless
                              >to
                              >avoid the Zimbabwe-style land invasions.
                              >
                              >Lands Minister Thengo Maloya said the land distribution exercise would
                              >begin immediately after Parliament passes the country's land reform
                              >policy.
                              >
                              >About 60 percent of Malawi's 10 million people do not have access to land,
                              >and Maloya said the land issue could easily become a "breeding place for
                              >violence" if not tactfully handled.
                              >
                              >The country's best land is concentrated in the tea and coffee growing
                              >areas of the south and is still owned by few estates, most of them
                              >foreign-owned.
                              >
                              >Politicians and well-off Malawians also control the better part of
                              alluvial
                              >land.
                              >
                              >*****
                              >
                              >Opposition Parties Boycott Voter Registration
                              >
                              >Panafrican News Agency
                              >August 29, 2000
                              >
                              >BLANTYRE
                              >
                              >The opposition Malawi Congress Party and the
                              >Alliance for Democracy have called on potential voters not to register for
                              >the forthcoming local government election allegedly because the ruling
                              >United Democratic Front has connived with the Electoral Commission to
                              >rig the polls.
                              >
                              >The registration of voters for the 21 November elections started on Monday
                              >throughout Malawi.
                              >
                              >However, MCP's publicity secretary, James Chimera, told PANA in
                              >Blantyre Tuesday the opposition was against the registration exercise
                              >because the Electoral Commission had not given them enough time to
                              >mobilise their machinery to monitor the exercise.
                              >
                              >He said a letter from the commission last Saturday only informed the MCP
                              >the registration would begin two days later on 28 August.
                              >
                              >"How could we mobilise our monitors for the over 5,000 registration
                              >centres at such a short notice?" Chimera wondered.
                              >
                              >He claimed the opposition knew the Electoral Commission had connived
                              >with the UDF to surprise the opposition so as to give an unfair advantage
                              >to the ruling party.
                              >
                              >Chimera also said the opposition was not comfortable with the date for the
                              >polls, saying no fair elections can be held this year.
                              >
                              >"This date is absurd, unrealistic, unworkable and untenable," he said.
                              >
                              >He said the elections should be held next year, tentatively in April.
                              >
                              >His AFORD counterpart, Dan Msowoya, also said the commission should
                              >call off and reschedule the registration exercise to give the opposition
                              >confidence in the exercise.
                              >
                              >"The commission started the exercise in bad faith," he said.
                              >
                              >But the Electoral Commission has received the opposition call for another
                              >postponement with astonishment.
                              >
                              >The commission's spokesman, Fergus Lipenga, said it was the opposition
                              >that was pushing for the local elections to be held sooner than later.
                              >
                              >"Now what we are saying here are the polls they have started to
                              >back-track." he said.
                              >
                              >Lipenga, who denied the commission was colluding with the ruling party,
                              >said the registration exercise would continue despite the opposition
                              >boycott.
                              >
                              >Malawi has been running without local authorities since the incoming
                              >government of President Bakili Muluzi dissolved all local councils in
                              1994,
                              >claiming they were being run by cronies of former President Hastings
                              >Kamuzu Banda.
                              >
                              >Since then, the government repeatedly postponed holding the local polls
                              >for lack of funds, until the weekend announcement of 21 November as the
                              >date of the polls.
                              >
                              >According to reports monitored in Blantyre, most registration centres had
                              >recorded not more than 20 people on the first day of the exercise.
                              >
                              >But Lipenga explained that the electoral commission did not expect a lot
                              of
                              >people to register because the exercise was only meant for those who
                              >missed doing so before last year's general elections and those who have
                              >just qualified after they turned 18.
                              >
                              >*****
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                              >
                              >Editor Suspended for 'Belittling' Muluzi Story
                              >
                              >Panafrican News Agency
                              >August 30, 2000
                              >
                              >BLANTYRE, Malawi
                              >
                              >The Editor of the Daily Times, one of Malawi's
                              >two dailies, Rankin Nyekanyeka, has been suspended for underplaying
                              >President Bakili Muluzi's story.
                              >
                              >Nyekanyeka's Editor-in-Chief, Mike Kamwendo, suspended him for placing
                              >a lead story titled 'Malawi Police To Serve in Kosovo on 25 August',
                              >instead
                              >of one about the opening of a plastics manufacturing factory by Malawi
                              >President Bakili Muluzi.
                              >
                              >In the suspension letter, Kamwendo said that Nyekanyeka should have
                              >used his judgement to know that the Muluzi story was more important than
                              >the Kosovo one.
                              >
                              >But Nyekanyeka says he still believes his choice was professional.
                              >
                              >"My boss says my choice of the lead for Friday was wrong but I thought
                              >our police to serve in Kosovo was of national importance," he told PANA.
                              >
                              >"For me that was great news for both the government and everybody else
                              >since our police service is getting international recognition."
                              >
                              >Kamwendo refused to shed more light on the issue, saying it is an internal
                              >issue.
                              >
                              >Nyekanyeka's suspension comes three months after the original board
                              >running the paper, appointed by the opposition Malawi Congress Party
                              >(MCP), was fired to pave way to a government appointed one.
                              >
                              >Tony Mita, a former Chief Information Officer under the late President
                              >Hastings Kamuzu Banda who is now one of the board members, justified
                              >Nyekanyeka's suspension, alleging Muluzi's function was to highlight
                              >national interests rather than the Kosovo affair.
                              >
                              >Media organisations have condemned the action, saying it was a move to
                              >muzzle free flow of information and editorial independence.
                              >
                              >The local chapter of Media Institute of Southern Africa or MISA said the
                              >move would intimidate journalists at the paper from working freely.
                              >
                              >
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                            • Paul DEVER
                              Uh, sorry....that should read.... works the land... And sorry for leaving the trailer on it before also... ... From: Paul DEVER
                              Message 14 of 21 , Sep 1, 2000
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                                Uh, sorry....that should read...."works the land..."

                                And sorry for leaving the trailer on it before also...
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                                To: ujeni@egroups.com
                                Subject: Re: [ujeni] news
                                Date: Fri, 01 Sep 2000 10:20:07 GMT

                                Actually Papa-Dud...
                                Peasant is a legitimate word to describe someone who works the lad. It is
                                derived from the French word "paisan", which roughly translates as "one
                                fromthe country <pais>". The similar word is in Italian (Paisano), and
                                Spanish
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                              • Paul DEVER
                                When a practice infringes on a democratic principles, althought it may be within the constitutional provisions, it has to be put to public test to gauge
                                Message 15 of 21 , Sep 12, 2000
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                                  "When a practice infringes on a democratic
                                  principles, althought it may be within the
                                  constitutional provisions, it has to be put to
                                  public test to gauge whether the majority are
                                  comfortable with it", Ombudsman Chibwana
                                  said.

                                  This is all Felix's fault. NDI was supposed to teach them that democracy
                                  often looks out for the minority, not necessarily the majority


                                  Just because the majority is not comfortable with it, then that is not
                                  necessarily the fault of the minority, nor is it a use to guage the
                                  popularity of it.

                                  There are quite a few things that the majority are not pleased with but
                                  tolerate to protect the status quo.
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                                • Rand Wise
                                  right on, rasta paul! d ... __________________________________________________________________________ Rand, Deb & Benjamin Wise 2784 Mt. Olive Drive Decatur,
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                                    right on, rasta paul! d



                                    At 05:01 PM 09/12/2000 GMT, you wrote:
                                    >
                                    >
                                    > "When a practice infringes on a democratic
                                    > principles, althought it may be within the
                                    > constitutional provisions, it has to be put to
                                    > public test to gauge whether the majority are
                                    > comfortable with it", Ombudsman Chibwana
                                    > said.
                                    >
                                    >This is all Felix's fault. NDI was supposed to teach them that democracy
                                    >often looks out for the minority, not necessarily the majority
                                    >
                                    >
                                    >Just because the majority is not comfortable with it, then that is not
                                    >necessarily the fault of the minority, nor is it a use to guage the
                                    >popularity of it.
                                    >
                                    >There are quite a few things that the majority are not pleased with but
                                    >tolerate to protect the status quo.
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                                  • Paul DEVER
                                    Before being skewered by his enemy, Patrick Henry said, I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. ... From:
                                    Message 17 of 21 , Sep 12, 2000
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                                      Before being skewered by his enemy, Patrick Henry said, "I may not agree
                                      with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."


                                      ----Original Message Follows----
                                      From: Rand Wise <wiserd@...>
                                      Reply-To: ujeni@egroups.com
                                      To: ujeni@egroups.com
                                      Subject: Re: [ujeni] news
                                      Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2000 13:38:23 -0400

                                      right on, rasta paul! d



                                      At 05:01 PM 09/12/2000 GMT, you wrote:
                                      >
                                      >
                                      > "When a practice infringes on a democratic
                                      > principles, althought it may be within the
                                      > constitutional provisions, it has to be put to
                                      > public test to gauge whether the majority are
                                      > comfortable with it", Ombudsman Chibwana
                                      > said.
                                      >
                                      >This is all Felix's fault. NDI was supposed to teach them that democracy
                                      >often looks out for the minority, not necessarily the majority
                                      >
                                      >
                                      >Just because the majority is not comfortable with it, then that is not
                                      >necessarily the fault of the minority, nor is it a use to guage the
                                      >popularity of it.
                                      >
                                      >There are quite a few things that the majority are not pleased with but
                                      >tolerate to protect the status quo.
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                                    • wikernan@cs.com
                                      Does any one else find it a little troubling that the Malawian government is looking toward the United States as the epitomy of a free society? Epitomy? Come
                                      Message 18 of 21 , Sep 12, 2000
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                                        Does any one else find it a little troubling that the Malawian government is
                                        looking toward the United States as the epitomy of a free society? Epitomy?
                                        Come one...
                                      • Rand Wise
                                        as B.F. Skinner noted, quoting Rousseau, There is no subjugation so perfect as that which keeps the appearance of freedom ...
                                        Message 19 of 21 , Sep 12, 2000
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                                          as B.F. Skinner noted, quoting Rousseau, "There is no subjugation so perfect
                                          as that which keeps the appearance of freedom"


                                          >Does any one else find it a little troubling that the Malawian government is
                                          >looking toward the United States as the epitomy of a free society? Epitomy?
                                          >Come one...
                                          >
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                                        • Paul DEVER
                                          I liked the appearance of Geena Davis much better... ... From: Rand Wise Reply-To: ujeni@egroups.com To: ujeni@egroups.com Subject:
                                          Message 20 of 21 , Sep 13, 2000
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                                            I liked the appearance of Geena Davis much better...


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                                            To: ujeni@egroups.com
                                            Subject: Re: [ujeni] news
                                            Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2000 21:45:20 -0400


                                            as B.F. Skinner noted, quoting Rousseau, "There is no subjugation so perfect
                                            as that which keeps the appearance of freedom"


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                                          • Eric Bone
                                            To address Bill s concern: I think the sum total of the media, politicians, and attitudes expressed by a lot of citizens do a good job of advertising that the
                                            Message 21 of 21 , Sep 13, 2000
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                                              To address Bill's concern: I think the sum total of the media,
                                              politicians, and attitudes expressed by a lot of citizens do a good job of
                                              advertising that the US is the epitome of a free society. We're the land
                                              of the free, after all. And we have a very successful propaganda
                                              machine. We do not do so well at advertising that we don't always live up
                                              to our grand claims. In that respect, we're probably like every other
                                              country in the world.

                                              I can think of other times when the US has oversold itself. Remember the
                                              bombing of Belgrade? The world heard so much about our surgically precise
                                              military planning and hardware. How could we blame anyone then if they
                                              didn't believe that the bombing of the Chinese embassy was an accident?

                                              Eric
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